Download PDF or read online Sashenka Book by Simon Sebag Montefiore and published by Bantam (UK). This book was released on 2008 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Winter, 1916: In St Petersburg, Russia on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police... Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, Sashenka has a powerful husband with whom she has two children. Around her people are disappearing, but her own family is safe. But she's about to embark on a forbidden love affair which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century, until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heart-breaking tale of passion and betrayal, savage cruelty and unexpected heroism - and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice.
Download PDF or read online The Moscow Trilogy Book by Simon Sebag Montefiore and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-03-08 with total page 2912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Bestselling author and master storyteller Simon Sebag Montefiore's gripping, moving and highly acclaimed novels of love and war, betrayal, espionage and terror - gathered here for the first time in one compelling volume. Sashenka It is winter 1916 in the tsar’s wartime capital St Petersburg and the beautiful and headstrong Sashenka Zeitlin plays a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on, she is a perfect Communist wife and mother who risks everything for a forbidden love affair with a pleasure loving writer which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heartbreaking story of passion, betrayal, and unexpected heroism. Red Sky at Noon Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion to fight the invading Nazis and enrols in a cavalry unit of criminals and Cossacks sent on a desperate ride across the sweltering grasslands of southern Russia. Switching between the cruel war and Stalin's secrets in the Kremlin, Benya’s affair with an Italian nurse is the heart of this epic story of passion, bravery and survival where betrayal and death are constant companions, – and love, however fleeting and doomed, offers a glimmer of redemption. One Night in Winter As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, the teenage children of two of Russia's top leaders are found dead. An investigation begins in their elite school, teenagers and children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents. The terrifying inquiry soon unveils illicit love affairs and family secrets in a world where the smallest mistakes can be punished by death.
Download PDF or read online The Winter of the Witch Book by Katherine Arden and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A magical and captivating coming of age novel set in medieval Russia - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. One girl can make a difference... Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders. But she may not be able to save them all. 'heart-stoppingly good...beautifully written, this adventure shimmers and shines with magic of all kinds. Unmissable.' Sunday Express 'If you're a lover of fairytales you are in for an absolute treat. It's truly magical' The Pool 'Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy isn't just good--it's hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favourites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. 'Laini Taylor
Download PDF or read online The Bear and The Nightingale Book by Katherine Arden and published by Random House. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : _____________________________ Beware the evil in the woods... In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church. But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods. . . Atmospheric and enchanting, with an engrossing adventure at its core, The Bear and the Nightingale is perfect for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. _____________________________ Now with over 100 5* reviews, readers are spellbound by this magical story: 'This book stayed with me, I didn't want it to end' 'A beautifully written story' 'An entrancing story, which swept me up from the very first chapter' 'Full of magic' _____________________________ Make sure you've read all the books in the acclaimed Winternight Trilogy 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch
Download PDF or read online Rebecca Temple Mysteries 3-Book Bundle Book by Sylvia Maultash Warsh and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2013-09-23 with total page 750 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This three-book bundle presents all three novels in the Rebecca Temple Mystery series in a complete and authoritative edition. A must-read for fans of Sylvia Maultash Warsh and mystery lovers everywhere. "a good old-fashioned mystery and a historical novel rolled into one." — Canadian Book Review Annual Includes To Die in Spring Find Me Again Season of Iron
Download PDF or read online The Girl in the Tower Book by Katherine Arden and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in the exhilarating sequel to Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel, The Bear and the Nightingale. Katherine Arden’s enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family’s wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko—Frost, the winter demon from the stories—and together they saved her people from destruction. But Frost’s aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Now Vasilisa faces an impossible choice. Driven from her home by frightened villagers, the only options left for her are marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off astride her magnificent stallion Solovey. But after Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits, and she is reunited with her beloved sister and brother, who are now part of the Grand Prince’s inner circle. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, for if her deception were discovered it would have terrible consequences for herself and her family. Before she can untangle herself from Moscow’s intrigues—and as Frost provides counsel that may or may not be trustworthy—she will also confront an even graver threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself. Praise for The Girl in the Tower “[A] magical story set in an alluring Russia.”—Paste “Arden’s lush, lyrical writing cultivates an intoxicating, visceral atmosphere, and her marvelous sense of pacing carries the novel along at a propulsive clip. A masterfully told story of folklore, history, and magic with a spellbinding heroine at the heart of it all.”—Booklist (starred review) “[A] sensual, beautifully written, and emotionally stirring fantasy . . . Fairy tales don’t get better than this.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Katherine] Arden once again delivers an engaging fantasy that mixes Russian folklore and history with delightful worldbuilding and lively characters.”—Library Journal
Download PDF or read online A Foreign Affairs Mystery 3-Book Bundle Book by Nick Wilkshire and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : International thrillers with a globe-trotting diplomat sleuth, each book is set in a different foreign locale. Sleuth Charlie Hillier is just a regular guy working for the diplomatic service with a knack for getting tangled up in international intrigue. Escape to Havana — Book #1 Charlie Hillier believes a posting in Havana, far away from the indiscretions of his ex-wife and the monotony of a desk job, is just what he needs to start a new life. But when drugs, a kidnapping, and murder complicate things, he wonders if he’ll make it out of Cuba alive. The Moscow Code — Book #2 Having barely survived his last posting in Havana, Charlie Hillier now finds himself in Moscow. When a writer arrested on dubious drug charges turns up dead, the official explanation is suicide. But Charlie has his doubts, and his investigation into the case brings him too close to powers more dangerous than he could have imagined. Remember Tokyo — Book #3 Charlie’s latest posting in Tokyo immerses him in a new culture. His first case involves a banker who wakes from a coma with amnesia. It’s not long before Charlie’s inquiries land him in trouble again.
Download PDF or read online The Girl in The Tower Book by Katherine Arden and published by Random House. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic. . . The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse. Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical. . . A spellbinding fairytale full of magic and wonder, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. *Make sure you've read all the books in the Winternight Trilogy* 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch
Download PDF or read online Roots of Strategy: Book by Curtis Brown and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 1991-02-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Von Leeb's Defense, von Freytag-Loringhoven's The Power of Personality in War, and Erfuth's Surprise.
Download PDF or read online The Warsaw Conspiracy (The Poland Trilogy Book 3) Book by James Conroyd Martin and published by Hussar Quill Press. This book was released on 2011-12-31 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A Gold Medal IPPI Winner Engaging and opulent, The Warsaw Conspiracy unfolds as a family saga set against the November Rising (1830-31), partitioned Poland's daring challenge to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly illustrating the psyche of a people determined to reclaim independence in the face of monumental odds, the story portrays two brothers and their fates in love and war. Michal is a seasoned veteran soldier, cautious of the evolving conspiracy; Jozef, his much younger brother and impassioned cadet, finds himself caught up in the vortex of a daring plot to abduct the Grand Duke of Russia. With Siberia or emigration to France looming as heart-rending contingencies, matriarchs Anna and Zofia stay steadfast in their resolve to steer the clan through ever-muddying waters.
Download PDF or read online Guess What! Level 5 Pupil's Book British English Book by Susannah Reed and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Beautiful world photography, captivating real-life video and interest-grabbing CLIL topics take young learners on a remarkable journey to explore the world as they learn English. Are you ready to explore? Why do whales jump out of water? What makes our bodies move? Guess What! is a six-level course that invites children to explore the world through engaging facts, amazing photography and captivating video. The highly photographic Pupil's Book Level 5 brings lessons to life with engaging characters, topics that spark children's curiosity, and a wide variety of activities, including humorous contextual dialogues, songs, chants, games, stories illustrating social values, functional dialogues, and role play. There are plenty of opportunities for developing children's thinking skills and their knowledge of other subjects in the CLIL lessons.
Download PDF or read online Moscow Yankee Book by Myra Page and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Depression era closing of a Ford plant sends Andy and two companions to Moscow to find work in a Soviet automotive plant, where he meets Natasha, an exemplar of the "new Soviet woman." Based on Myra Page's own experiences in Moscow during the first Five-Year Plan, Natasha is a portrait of women's contradictory social position in the early periods of socialist construction. At the core of this novel is a firsthand look at the developing forces and changing relations of production forces that bring about the conversion of Andy into a "Moscow Yankee." While revealing the political and economic policies that would inevitably lead to the demise of Soviet-style socialism, Moscow Yankee refutes the notion that egalitarian societies cannot succeed because they fail to take into account the individualism and greed of "human nature." Barbara Foley's introduction analyzes the Soviet Socialist construction in Page's novel and the politics of the novelistic form in relation to Moscow Yankee. Originally published in 1935 "A picture of Americans lured to Moscow by hope in the 'great experiment, ' and of others driven there by the depression, and of still others attracted by the simple desire to get good engineering jobs, Moscow Yankee; has a decided value . . . a sense of life, stirring in the chaos of destruction and reconstruction." -- The New York Times Book Review
Download PDF or read online The CLAST Review Book Book by Elizabeth Metzger and published by Harcourt College Pub. This book was released on 1992-06 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online History of The World (e-book) Book by Simon Adams and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2004-07-01 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Why did the ancient Egyptians build pyramids? Do you know the reasons behind the outbreak of the First World War? Find answers at a glance and cross-check them with other events that were taking place around the world at the same time. From Prehistoric people to the election of Nelson Mandela and the wars in Iraq - get to grips with world history with this comprehensive account of landmark events.
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